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Re: How to confirm someone is an OCP?

From: Howard J. Rogers <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 22:17:05 +1000
Message-ID: <agh8iq$9ri$>

No need to be cynical.

I have a Masters in Twentieth Century Domestic American Political History.

How much of a difference to my employment prospects do you think that honestly makes to me these days?

A degree means I can demonstrate I can learn learn. An OCP should mean you can demonstrate you are willing to learn. Nothing more, nothing less.

The cynicism you see in these parts is in large meaasure due to the fact that most of the posters you'll see here regularly would scoff at the idea that they have to demonstrate anything: their professional work experience demonstrates as much equally well, if not better.

If all you've got is an OCP, it's better than nothing. At least you've studied. If that's *all* you've done, forget it. You need experimentation too.

HJR "newboy" <> wrote in message news:3d2c0c71$0$237$
> This is starting to worry me. I am just about to book a fast track course
> OCP 9i but all I read is negative stuff. I'm not an Oracle DBA and don't
> work with it every day. Oracle is only a small part of my daily work. All
> want is to learn enough to help me to deploy and support my software and
> also give my customers some confidence in my companies abilities.
> If I pass the certification I certainly won't view myself as some kind of
> expert. To me it's a bit like being at university or school. You learn
> stuff, do some exams and then you go out and learn how to do the job. So I
> suppose I can see where the cynics are coming from.
> Cheers
> James
> "Andy" <> wrote in message
> > I am going to be looking for a DBA soon, and it's occurred to me that
> > if someone tells me they are an Oracle Certified Professional I think
> > I'll want to confirm it.
> >
> > Do the Oracle Education people keep a record, and would they tell me
> > if someone was an OCP if I asked, or would that come under some Data
> > Protection Act (I'm in Australia)?
> >
> > Is there a certificate or letter I can ask to see?
> >
> > Not being an OCP myself, I don't know what to look for.
> >
> > Thanks.
Received on Wed Jul 10 2002 - 07:17:05 CDT

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